Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 24, 2018

Hwy 19 in New Prague detoured for railroad work beginning Oct. 3

Railroad work done in preparation of 2020 reconstruction

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised that Highway 19 in New Prague will be detoured beginning Wednesday, October 3 as crews work to replace two railroad crossings for the Union Pacific Railroad located between Highway 21 and 3rd Avenue Northwest. 

Traffic will be detoured to Highway 21, Scott County Road 2 and Highway 13 for three to seven days.  Access will remain open to all downtown businesses via Highway 19 and local streets.

While the Union Pacific crews are making their repairs, MnDOT crews will come in and patch the roadway.  The rail crossings are in need of repair and the work will prepare the area for the planned reconstruction of Highway 19 in New Prague in 2020.  More information about the 2020 reconstruction can be found at www.newpraguemainstreet.com/ .

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.